Meet the amazing kids we serve. Get involved and receive real-time progress updates.
Help Now

Recent Patient Updates



Photo of Jesicah
Jesicah from Kenya on 2 days ago
This is Jesicah - full of grace, joy, and in this moment laughter! We’re not even sure what Dr. Lunar and her were laughing about, but what matters is that they did and laughter is good medicine! Jesicah also needs to take some other medicine because she’s having some pain in her pelvic area. The good news is that the x-rays say good things and hopefully when we see Jesicah in two weeks, she’ll be doing even better!
Photo of Jesicah
Photo of David
David from Kenya on 2 days ago
“I pray for the babies,” Sandra told us yesterday before David’s surgery. She’s literally got one of the kindest hearts of anyone you’ll meet and she’s a loving mama to David. Last night was a rough night for David so neither her nor David got much sleep until this morning. Even today, David was still experiencing some pain. We shared a special homemade get well message with David and he asked his mama if she could read it to him, so Sandra did. She also went to the playroom and got some books to read to him. Please pray for David this weekend, and - just like Sandra - pray for all of the other children in the ward!
Photo of David
Photo of Jans
Jans from Kenya on 2 days ago
Jans had oodles of get well messages, so what did we do? We printed them out and shared them with his mama! Jans was having a rough go of things today and had some tears. We hope the get wells were able to cheer up his little soul. Please pray for him over the weekend as he heals!
Photo of Jans
Photo of Collins
Collins from Kenya on 2 days ago
This week Collins had some time to think while he waited to go to surgery. Pastor Emmy shared with the kiddos in the playroom about how we’re all wonderfully made even if we have a disability. After this, Pastor Emmy noticed Collins playing by himself and took some time to talk to him. “Why does God bless people with children and then He takes them away?” Collins asked Emmy. “I don’t have a sister or a brother!” As they talked, Emmy found out had been blessed with a sister and brother, but they both died when they were a year old. It was a good, but definitely not an easy conversation. We’re grateful that Collins thinks and has questions. Can you pray for him, that God will still his heart over this matter?
Photo of Collins
Photo of Fidelis
Fidelis from Kenya on 2 days ago
Fidelis is a cheerful little boy and and this photo of him is making us really happy. He has outgrown his prosthetic leg and is back at CURE Kenya to get a new one. Other than that, he is doing well both in school and health wise. Please thank God with us for constantly blessing Fidelis and his mum and letting the little boy spread joy everywhere he goes!
Photo of Fidelis
Photo of Chelsea
Chelsea from Kenya on 2 days ago
Chelsea and storyteller Elvis said hi this morning and got to chat a bit. As we took photos, Elvis was the one making the silly face and Chelsea was the one acting like the adult. It didn’t take too long for her to also make silly faces with some encouragement. This maturity of Chelsea’s continued when it was time for her pins to be removed. There were five in all and that’s a lot. Even through her tears, she was still so kind and would say things like: “Wait a minute” or “Wait a little bit.” We may have even heard the words please and thank you from her lips! We’re happy her biggest hurdles are over and once she wears a walking cast for another six weeks, she should be good to go for physical therapy!
Photo of Chelsea
Photo of Enock
Enock from Kenya on 2 days ago
Our little friend’s time to go home has come. This is after he successfully learned how to use his crutches which means if he needs to move around at home, he can. His mum seemed a bit anxious this morning because the discharge process was taking a while, but we encouraged her to be calm and trust that God will be with them as they travel home. The next time we see Enock will be in his hometown during a mobile clinic we have there. Please pray for healing, transformation, and journey mercies.
Photo of Enock
Photo of Enock
Enock from Kenya on 3 days ago
Sometimes people come to CURE Kenya having fought a battle we know nothing about. Such is the case for Mama Enock. Her family was very discouraging about her coming to CURE Kenya saying there was no hope, but she came anyway. Even the day her son was to go for surgery, she was still fighting battles within herself. And yet she took her son for surgery. She’s resisted becoming a believer because if she did, she'd be the only one in her family to love Jesus. And yet she chose Jesus this week, after hearing a testimony from someone in our community. “I have told her because she’s declared in front of people, I’ll give her a Bible in front of people,” Pastor Emmy told us. So today, Mama Enock was given a Bible! Please pray it encourages her heart as she continues through her battles!
Photo of Enock
Photo of Collins
Collins from Kenya on 3 days ago
Almost anytime we visit Collins bed, we notice an open Bible on his bed. Today the Bible was open to the Psalms. When we asked Shosho about if she reads alone (wondering if she reads to Collins), she told us of his ‘shule’ which means school in Swahili. Collins has been working on some ‘homework’ that our spiritual department shared with him. There’s coloring and a Bible story. We hope the story impacts his precious little heart in some way. We’re also grateful that Shosho reads her Bible because we know it can influence how she loves Collins!
Photo of Collins
Photo of Martha
Martha from Kenya on 3 days ago
“It’s more about independence now,” Alice our occupational therapist said about Martha. Martha doesn’t need to do too much therapy these days. She mainly needs to continue learning how to function more independently and she’s actually doing fabulous in that regard. She wrote the numbers 1 to 40 on a piece of paper and it sounds like one of the only things she struggles to do on her own is bathing. Alice had ideas on how to help her with that! Martha will come to mobile clinic next week with an x-ray to check on a possible issue with her hip … and eventually she’ll need a new hand splint since one of hers is breaking down. Rosemary is such a patient guardian and continues to walk through this process with Martha. We’re thankful for Martha’s progress and Rosemary’s faithfulness!
Photo of Martha
Photo of Jans
Jans from Kenya on 3 days ago
“Who is that saying my name?” Jans asked after Storyteller Elvis called his name out while wearing a face mask in the operating room. Jans had just gotten to the OR and was a bit intimidated by all the new faces around him. When he saw Storyteller Elvis, he seemed to relax a bit. It took awhile for the nurse anesthetist to administer a nerve block but the surgery kicked off soon after she was able to do it. Please pray that Jans’ transformation for this leg will be as good as his other leg!
Photo of Jans
Photo of David
David from Kenya on 3 days ago
David is back at CURE Kenya for another surgery. We were a bit surprised to see David’s mum in the ward this morning. She said hi to Storyteller Elvis with a huge smile on her face. She later went ahead to say that David was going to the OR soon. Dr. Mbonisi was assisted by a resident doctor who is rotating at CURE Kenya and is from one of the universities in Kenya. David’s surgery went well and we can’t wait to see him recovering in the ward!
Photo of David
Photo of Enock
Enock from Kenya on 3 days ago
Enock is doing well today and is not in any pain. His mum says she is hopeful that they might be allowed to go home soon. But away from that, Storyteller Elvis brought Enock what he had previously asked for because he was so brave not to cry as he was taken to surgery. Enock now has something to hold on to and play with and he doesn’t let go of it even when he is sleeping. The second toy car will be available when Enock completes his next challenge which we will let you know all about in the next update!
Photo of Enock
Photo of Sherlin
Sherlin from Kenya on May 22, 2019
We caught these two on the phone today as Sherlin was waiting to have her cast removed. When we asked about it, Mama Sherlin told us, “Agnes!” We think they were talking to Agnes! Do you remember her? She’s Sherlin’s sister and she also had surgery at CURE Kenya (you can read about her here: https://cure.org/curekids/kenya/2015/06/agnes/). We’re so glad these sisters have each other and can relate on a special level. For Agnes, she doesn’t have to visit the hospital as often for her spine condition. But she can still love and support Sherlin with a unique understanding as Sherlin does things like see the doctor and have x-rays taken like she did today. Sherlin’s mama must have been a bit disappointed today because someone had told her Sherlin could take some medicine to help her condition, but the results and length of time taking the medicine are uncertain. Please pray for her mama in this — and for Sherlin and Agnes as they deal with their conditions together and separate. Sherlin is doing well and will work on walking with her crutches and we’ll catch her in July on clinic!
Photo of Sherlin
Photo of Jans
Jans from Kenya on May 22, 2019
When we asked Ted the x-ray tech about Jans, he told us that Jans has been his patient before. When we asked him to tells us about Jans, he told us, “He’s a good guy, as you can tell. Very calm.” And -- this good and calm guy is BACK for another surgery. We’re so happy because he and his mom have been waiting to come. Thank Jesus with us for this!
Photo of Jans

Activity for the week of Sunday, May 19

Trending Stories


Recently Viewed



Financial Accountability

ECFA Badge

Practicing fiscal accountability is a critical aspect of CURE’s financial stewardship model. Along with annual audits by an independent CPA firm, CURE is a member in good standing with the ECFA.

Pie chart of CURE FY 2018 Expenses *FY 2018 Expenses *CURE’s 2018 Fiscal Year: July 2017 - June 2018
  • 83.5% Program Expense CURE hospital and specialty program expenses
  • 5% Administration General and administrative expenses
  • 11.5% Fundraising Telling people about CURE
Need to know more about CURE's finances?

Why I Support CURE

Chris is excited to join CURE for the same reason most of us are part of it: Seeing the Kingdom of God at work in kids lives. "Kids right now who can't walk, they're being carried, who can't go outside because their faces look different… they get to be kids again. Because of CURE… because of you and me and everyone else involved, kids will be kids again, and be able to walk and run.
Chris Tomlin